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  1. Trade market heats up as draft nears

    Craig Custance

    If things go quiet on the negotiating front for teams trying to sign their own free agents, it's understandable. Wednesday begins the interview period in which teams can begin legally contacting the free agents of other teams. If you're a potential f...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. How salary retention alters trade options

    Craig Custance

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- When the Columbus Blue Jackets got serious about trading Marian Gaborik and the trade deadline was closing in, there were about six teams that GM Jarmo Kekalainen considered legitimate suitors. With those six teams came a ran...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  3. Trade grades: Marian Gaborik to the Kings

    Craig Custance

    The deal Kings get: F Marian Gaborik Blue Jackets get: F Matt Frattin, a second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick Los Angeles Kings: C- The Kings were leery of paying the hefty asking price for Thomas Vanek, in part because ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  4. Top 25 trade targets

    Craig Custance

    We can speculate. We can look at pending unrestricted free agents and make educated guesses. We can talk to those running teams and sense an appetite to make more "hockey trades" than usual. Still, until the NHL's trade deadline expires on March 5...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  5. What is San Jose's deadline strategy?

    Craig Custance

    What should we expect from San Jose at the deadline? What's the timeline for expansion? Is Ryan Miller or Ryan Callahan more of a need for St. Louis? All this and more in this week's hockey mailbag. If you want to be featured in next week's mailbag, ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. Holiday gifts to fill every team's top need

    Craig Custance

    The reality of the salary cap system is that every team has flaws. You have to borrow from one area to strengthen another. General managers have tough choices to make every offseason, and as we get into trade season, it's the time of year some teams ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL Playoffs - Big decisions coming for Evgeni Malkin, Pitts...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that, after the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff exit, GM Ray Shero has some big decisions to make -- starting with what to do with star center Evgeni Malkin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2013
  8. NHL - Dallas Stars unite to keep playoff hopes alive

    Craig Custance

    After selling off three of their top players, the Dallas Stars have united to reignite their playoff hopes. Craig Custance explores the turnaround.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  9. NHL - The seven deadly sins of NHL roster construction

    Craig Custance

    Players and prospects weren't the only things savvy teams should have picked up from the 2013 trade deadline. Craig Custance points out several critical errors GMs should avoid when building their teams.

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  10. NHL - Jay Bouwmeester's postseason quest continues with the St. L...

    Craig Custance

    Since turning heads as a prospect in junior hockey, Jay Bouwmeester has always carried outsized expectations ... and his massive contract in Calgary did little to alleviate them. Now in St. Louis he continues his quest for his first playoff appearance.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  11. Deadline moves fuel summer speculation

    Craig Custance

    It was a remarkable contrast from one year ago. Instead of trying to trade one potential 40-goal scorer like they were with Rick Nash at last season's trade deadline, the Columbus Blue Jackets had just picked one up in Marian Gaborik. And this ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. NHL Trade Deadline 2013 - After deadline, summer speculation begi...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks ahead to the summer to see how Wednesday's trade deadline moves might impact the free agent market and other offseason player movement.

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  13. Which players won, lost at deadline?

    Craig Custance

    The trades weren't numerous, but general managers around the league made up for it on the final day by moving some big names in the final moments. Some teams improved and some missed out, which colleague Scott Burnside summed up here. But there ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  14. NHL Trade Deadline 2013 - Players, and a GM, who won or lost big

    Craig Custance

    As teams reshuffled their rosters at the trade deadline, some players -- like Marian Gaborik -- saw their situation improve. Others? Not so much. And there was some front-office impact as well.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  15. 10 biggest trade deadline targets -- NHL

    Craig Custance

    With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, Craig Custance identifies the top available targets.

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2013
  16. 5 teams facing tough trade decisions

    Craig Custance

    It's as impressive now as it seemed improbable a month ago. The mighty Columbus Blue Jackets, with their 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, currently reside in the No. 8 slot in the Western Conference. When March began, the Blue Jackets were 5-12-...

    Blog | April 01, 2013